Burning ★★★★★

There are no words that can accurately describe how great this is. After an eight year hiatus, Lee Chang-dong has returned with his most ambitious film yet (which is really saying something). Burning is an enigma; a cerebral puzzle that toys with genre in a way that feels both traditional and innovative, telling a story that encompasses the personal and political in a manner that will no doubt confound some audiences. Those willing to engage with how Burning obscures and reveals itself over the course of its 148 minute run time are likely to find one of the most rewarding cinematic experiences of the year.

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